Elspeth Velten

Elspeth Velten in France

  • Elspeth has worked in the travel and lifestyle space for 12 years, and has been with Dotdash since 2016.
  • Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Playboy, and International and Australian Traveller.
  • She graduated with a degree in Communications and Journalism from Fordham University in 2011.


Elspeth is the Vice President & Group General Manager of Dotdash Meredith's Travel Group. Previously, she served as the Associate Group GM for Dotdash Meredith's Beauty & Style group, and as the GM for two of the company's food brands: Serious Eats and Simply Recipes. Prior, Elspeth spent time in the travel world as a founding editor of TripSavvy, one of Dotdash Meredith's travel brands, and editor at Luxury Escapes, an Australian eCommerce site based in Melbourne.

Elspeth landed in the fashion closet of former women's lifestyle brand All You magazine at Time Inc. after college, where she spent two years learning the editorial ropes. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Playboy, and International and Australian Traveller. Elspeth graduated with a degree in Communications and Journalism from Fordham University.


Elspeth graduated from NYC's Fordham University in 2011 with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Environmental Studies.

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